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Netanyahu Fumes At US Slur

Pic: AFPJERUSALEM: An anonymous US official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit", or worthless coward, drew a sharp response Wednesday from the Israeli leader — no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

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Cook Comes Out! China Web Users Laud Apple Boss

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, October 27, 2014. Cook has publicly came out as gay in a recent article he wrote. — Reuters picBEIJING: Apple chief Tim Cook’s announcement of his homosexuality was the top topic on Chinese Internet forums yesterday, with many users lauding him as a hero — and some joking about his declaration.

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Despite Air Strikes, Foreign Jihadist Fighters Continue To Flock To Syria

Foreign fighters continue pouring into Syria at a rate of more than 1,000 a month, a pace that has not changed despite the US-led air campaign against Islamic State jihadists. — Reuters picWASHINGTON: Foreign fighters continue pouring into Syria at a rate of more than 1,000 a month, a pace that has not changed despite the US-led air campaign against Islamic State jihadists, the Washington Post reported late yesterday.

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Myanmar’s President, Army Chief Meet Suu Kyi

Pic: AFPNAYPYITAW, Myanmar: Myanmar’s president held talks Friday that for the first time brought together opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military chief in a bid to showcase the nation’s political dialogue less than two weeks before President Barack Obama and other leaders attend a regional summit.

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Taiwanese Actress Ariel Lin Celebrates Engagement With Star-Studded Party

Pic: News.AsiaOne/TungstaTaiwanese actress-singer Ariel Lin held an engagement party for the media, close friends and relatives in Taipei on Oct 29 , which also happened to be her 32nd birthday.

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Zoo In Chile Lets The Brave Tickle A Lion's Tummy

Pic: News.AsiaOne/AFPRANCAGUA, Chile : Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly. Or touch his menacing claws.

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Online Uproar After HSBC Board Member Likened Hong Kong People To Freed Slaves

Laura Cha reportedly made the comments at an event in Paris/FileHONG KONG: Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters’ demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.

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New Cartoon Fuels US-Israel Tensions, Feeds 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

A new cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was behind the 9/11 attacks has heightened the recent tensions between the United States and Israel.

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Archaeologists Make Incredible Discoveries In Tunnel Sealed 2,000 Years Ago

Photo: APMEXICO: A years-long exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.

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Burka Avenger Joins Pakistan's Fight Against Polio

Pakistan's first animated female superhero has joined the fight against polio.

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